Helpful Tips

Well, gang, I’ve been forwarding some of the better tidbits I get through posts I’ve stumbled across or subscribed to without remembering I did. So, rather than force you to wait for me to forward or download things, I decided to try to corral them in one place so you can investigate and choose which ones you prefer. I will still bring some pieces I find extremely helpful to the meetings, but for now, I will open the corral gate for you. I’ll add more as they catch me. (the s after http indicates a secure site): C.S. Lakin, a woman like us, who offers a free email course on getting your book noticed, as well as other “how to write” books. However, if the articles she publishes on her blog are any indication, the books might be worth the price. Yes, they are a self-publishing company, but they have good (free) information if you weed through their blog. Don’t we all have something to sell? Dale Smith Thomas is a kick-in-the-pants speaker I heard at a recreation conference. She energized our group. When she was a college freshman, her first name got her assigned to an all-male dorm. Called into the office so the college could apologize for the mix-up, she told them she was praising Jesus because she thought that was the way her mother’s prayers for a husband for her would be answered. She does a weekly newsletter called Motivational Mondays. This week, she quoted a letter from Richard Branson. You know, the uber-rich entrepreneur? He says: Happiness is not about doing, it’s about being… Don’t forget the to-do list, but remember to write a to-be list too…There’s a reason we’re called human beings and not human doings.

Let’s write this month. Or at least think about writing. But let’s not forget to just be.

Kathy Pritchett

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